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  • Record Number: 8546
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bowers , John M.
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  • Title: The House of Chaucer & Son: The Business of Lancastrian Canon-Formation [The author argues that Thomas Chaucer, son of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, maintained the lease on his father’s tenement in Westminster Abbey in order to maintain control over the poet’s manuscripts. Here, exemplars for the authoritative Chaucer manuscripts were assembled for copying by professional scribes. By overseeing the transmission of his father’s texts, Thomas wished to maintain political connections to the Lancastrians (the ruling dynasty) and to establish Chaucer’s place in the canon as the “father” of English poetry. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Medieval Perspectives 6, ( 1991): Pages 135 - 143.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet Fathers Literature- Canon Literature- Verse Manuscripts Scribes and Scriptoria Sons Transmission of Texts London, England- Westminster Abbey
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  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10575367